Patriot PAWS Receives Donation from Three Pet Industry Brands
Pet Supplies Plus teamed up with Natural Balance and Rachael Ray Nutrish to raise awareness about the positive impact pets have on active and former military servicemen and women.
The three brands came together to donate $50,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs, a non-profit that trains and provides service dogs for disabled veterans.
During the month of November, a portion of the proceeds from Natural Balance and Rachael Ray Nutrish products purchased at any of the 470 Pet Supplies Plus locations contributed to the $50,000 donation to Patriot PAWS. The donation will help the organization provide service dogs, at no cost, to disabled American veterans with mobile disabilities in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with Patriot PAWS for the third consecutive year as it continues to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “With over 70 disabled American veterans waiting for a Patriot PAWS Service Dog, we hope these funds will help expedite this pairing process for veterans who need it most.”
Started in 2006 by professional dog trainer Lori Stevens, Patriot PAWS works to train and place service dogs with disabled veterans. The organization’s Rockwall, TX campus houses and trains up to 35 dogs at a time with an additional 50-60 dogs trained at other locations. This year they have placed 24 service dogs with veterans in need —aiding in their transition from military to civilian life.